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Thread #61660   Message #1004885
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
19-Aug-03 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Rubaiyat (Woody Guthrie)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Rubaiyat (Woody Guthrie)
The sound file worked this time. Good fun.

I loved the dry talking blues type comments - for example

"I saw a lady with an angel shape... pretty girl"

Here is a site with a few other versions as well as Fitzgerald's.

How's this for a bit of a modern one by one Richard Brodie?:

In silent Morn, the Lawn still wet with Dew,
The friendly Owner of the Pub said: "Drink!
Ah, come! A lusty Bacchic Vial quaff,
Ere ye despair, and in the Grave ye sink."

Oh Rooster! when it crowed we Men who drink
Turned to the Pub: "Oh welcome! No Delay!
Old Throats crave Oceans of Nepenthe sweet -
A Vodka on the House? thy Treat today!"